Yes, it’s that time of the year again when the stores are full of cards and chocolates and restaurants are advertising their ‘Special Valentines Menu’. Although, how ‘special’ it can feel to sit with forty other couples at identical tables for two, remains to be seen.
If its food that puts her in the mood for love, you could always cook her a romantic dinner, crack open a bottle of wine, light a scented candle and settle in front of a roaring fire.
Aphrodisiacs work by activating the pleasure centres of the brain or by increasing blood flow to certain parts of the body. Some foods, like asparagus and bananas, are psychologically suggestive. One proven aphrodisiac is chocolate, not only because of the delicious scent, but the effect that it has on the chemicals in the brain. (Yes, chocolate really works!)
Throughout history, we’ve been pretty much tempted to eat anything which might inspire lust – and the rarer the food, the better. At one time, the ground up root of orchids was thought to inspire passion. But other foods such as potatoes, oysters, figs, and even the brains of sparrows have all been eaten by hapless lovers, searching for the spark to light their sexual fires.
Some men think that buying a card or sending over-priced flowers once a year ticks the romantic box in their relationship – and boy, are they wrong.
Ask a dozen woman what turns them on and the results aren’t surprising.
Women like a man who knows how to take care of himself, who makes an effort to dress well and smell good for her. A man who looks them in they eye instead of at their boobs when they’re having a conversation. Most of all, they love a man who can make them laugh and who aren’t afraid to laugh at themselves.
So if you want to seduce your lady this Valentines Day, don’t forget that the sexiest part of a woman is her brain. Take the time to show her that you love her. Play her favourite song. Tell her that she looks sexy. Touch her and remember that a lingering kiss is a huge turn on.
I’ll leave up to you where you kiss her!
Happy Valentines Day
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